Andrew Grant, a WLP major with a deep love for writing, is spending this semester at the Boston Globe as a part of their 6-month paid Co-op Program.
What does Andrew’s typical day look like?
As a reporter for the City Desk, Andrew finds himself busy with writing news stories, interviewing sources and assisting other reporters. In addition, he conducts administrative tasks around the office for the senior editors, as well as answer the phones to direct or help customers. When asked why he chose the Boston Globe, he praised the company for being well-known; claiming it as a prestigious Boston institution that will provide invaluable experience for his future career. He continued with discussing his favorite part of the internship: “Writing the stories. It feels really great to be given a little tip by my editor or manager and turn it into something that my editors like and our readers want to read.”
How has Emerson helped prepare him for this role?
As he looks towards his future career success, Andrew acclaims his internship for offering the best Journalism experience of working in a newsroom; reminding us that grades and GPAs are important, but proving that you know your skills is what employers want. Andrew says taking the initiative to come to Career Services was a huge help in guiding him to his amazing opportunity at the Boston Globe. He made an appointment with his Career Counselor where he did a complete overhaul of his resume: “Having a good resume definitely helped with getting the job.”